Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA

Bar Harbor, Maine



Bar Harbor, Maine
Phone: (207) 288-3520

Sites: 300
Recent Rate: $100 6/2015

Latitude: 44.4196665189968
Longitude: -68.3652806282043

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

77 Reviews

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Donna-sf

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $100.00
Overall Rating:      

This place was amazing! We stayed right on the water and had plenty of room at our site. SO nice to watch the tides and the amazing sunsets. We had trees on one side so only one neighbor. The staff were really nice and accommodating. There's no sewage connections on the water for obvious reasons, but they supply a 'honey wagon' for a reasonable charge. We were in our Airstream Interstate Grand Tour. We rented a car for the time so we could make our way around the island to places not normally visited by the large number of tourists. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound has the best lobster. Sea Ketch in Southwest Harbor has great views, food and service. Even the guy who serves lobster dinners on site did a great job.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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mummaiv

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $100.00
Overall Rating:      

I rated the park a 10 for only one reason--the waterfront site we had. It was beautiful and the whole family enjoyed watching the tide come in and out. Had it not been for this site, I am not sure the park would have much appeal over any other park in the area. The staff was friendly and escorted us to the site. We had 50 amp and water, but no sewer at the waterfront site. They do offer a pump out service and not sure if there is a charge as we were not there long enough to use the service. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Motorhome.

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becg

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects 6 night stay with one free night KOA reward. Oceanview sites are $80 a night....but oh so worth it. As a full timer we have never stayed anywhere so beautiful. We loved watching the tide come and go. The people are great and will deliver ice and firewood to your site. The stars at night are amazing. Close to the park and Bar Harbor. We would stay here again. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Motorhome.

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Brad K

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $81.00
Overall Rating:      

The Oceanside KOA in Bar Harbor is a great spot to spend a couple of days, or a week or more. The sites are really small, but the whole campground is right on the water. The view is spectacular! The sites are level. The bath houses are clean. The staff could not have been friendlier. We stayed here on the way up to Nova Scotia, and stayed again on the way back. It was wonderful. There is a typical New England rocky beach. There are kayak rentals on site. There is a guy that has a site in the campground that sells freshly steamed lobster dinners for $18.50 a pop. Cant beat it. But if thats not for you, there are a dozen "lobster pound" restaurants within 10 minutes. There is a free shuttle bus that takes you into downtown Bar Harbor, and to the Acadia National Park. Again, awesome. So the sites are pretty small, but the location is divine. Cant beat it. We are already thinking about coming back for an extended stay. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Casper2011

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $110.00
Overall Rating:      

First off, I can't believe I paid $110 for a night in a campground. To be fair, we arrived at about 4:30 PM (no reservations) and asked if they had any ocean front sites, and they told us the rate and (when asked) agreed to take one person in a golf cart to see the site. Momma wanted to stay there (after all, this was our 20th anniversary camping trip) so we stayed. Pros: beautiful location, on the water, not quite level but close enough, fairly private although close to neighbors. Reasonably priced lobster feed in camp (less than a block from us), fresh pie delivery lady, friendly and helpful staff, shuttle bus to Bar Harbor and other area sights at campground entrance. Cons: no septic hookup on site, lots of little trash (bottle caps, plastic pieces), site faced busy Hwy 3 (main entrance to island) so traffic all evening and night, showers were co-ed, lots of hair and other trash in mine, typical KOA with tightly packed sites. We were there one night; when we go back, we will stay in another campground. Another tip: the shuttle is pet friendly, but took nearly an hour each way to Bar Harbor because it stopped at 4 other campgrounds, the Acadia visitor center, and several other random locations. You can park at the Acadia visitor center and that is the last stop before BH and first stop coming out. There is RV parking in BH outside of the main shopping area. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Motorhome.

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PurdueGirl

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $100.00
Overall Rating:      

We were lucky to get spot 272 for one night, the best spot in the campground! Right on the water on the eastern side of the park. Then we moved to spot 340, an ocean view site with trees on the western side. A bit of a letdown but still a nice view. Spot 340 was very awkward to get into with a 5th wheel because there is a gigantic hunk of granite on the north side. Probably easier with a motorhome. No sewer at this campground, but 2 convenient dump stations. This campground had campers parked every possible way but somehow it worked. Never could get on wifi -- just too many users I guess. The older bathrooms in the back weren't as nice as the newer ones up front. The laundry was in the back, and was in constant use. For a park this crowded, they could have used more washers and dryers. There is a guy who sells lobster dinners on site every day and the food was good. A van selling homemade berry pies comes in every day, and they ring a bell as they drive through the campground. Very delicious! This campground is conveniently located to Bar Harbor, Acadia, and Ellsworth (which has basic shopping.) Don't expect a whole lot from this campground. It's worth it for the ocean view, but not so great for an interior spot. From what we could tell, most repeat visitors book their spot a year in advance, so book well in advance if you want the ocean view. The Woodlands KOA is just down the road (both corporate KOAs managed by the same person), and you can use their pool if you want to swim. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Zoey and Reba

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $85.00
Overall Rating:      

Location/Location/Location. If you have a space with the ocean view this place is worth the price. We were steps form the water and the views of the mountains was fantastic. There was an onsite guy preparing lobster dinners and roving "pie Lady" nightly. Roads and sites are grass/gravel. If you are close to the water there is no sewer - you have to sign up for the honey pot at an additional $17 charge and they are not set up to drain typical Class A sewers. So we had to wait to dump on the way out. Keep in mind. for the price they should be able to accommodate all sized. We had to back out as the interior roads were VERY tight with a 45 foot rig. But overall the views win out. Very friendly front office - well stocked and the area is fantastic. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Motorhome.

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carol d

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $83.00
Overall Rating:      

A little tricky finding the road to turn into the park. Efficient, friendly staff. Campsites were gravel & grass but easy to level. The location is convenient to Acadia NP. Favorite thing was the guy who cooks lobsters every night at the campground and they were delicious.....our first Maine lobster! The wifi was almost non-existent and our cell phone signal was very poor....we have Verizon. The campground was nice but expensive. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Motorhome.

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kristy29

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $84.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground, right on the ocean with amazing views, especially at sunset since it is western facing. Our site was one row back from being oceanfront, and we had pretty good views if you looked past the RVs that were oceanfront. Our site was pretty level, but it was very small. We have an 8' box popup, so pretty much the smallest camper out there. When we had it popped up and the awning out, in order to put up our screen room (which was necessary due to their being a lot of bugs) we had to put one corner on the next site over. It was only a little bit but I still felt bad, even though the neighbors that came the next day were OK with it. The bathrooms were clean and the employees were friendly. The couple that drives around selling pies was pretty cool, and the blueberry pie was really good!! The reason I gave this campground 9 out of 10 is because when we called to change from a tent site to an electric site, we were told we were oceanfront, but when we got there found out we weren't. This was quite disappointing. I would have been OK with not being oceanfront as we switched fairly late, but since we were told we got an oceanfront when we didn't it was a bit of a letdown when we got there. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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SJEAGLES609

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $81.00
Overall Rating:      

Had the great fortune to stay at this gorgeous campground in an ocean view site #376. While the site was tight to get into initially it was well worth it, as we had out own secluded site with a pathway to the bay. The sunset views were absolutely amazing! No sewer hookups are available along the waterline. Words can not express how happy we were with this campsite. Next time we return to Bar Harbor we will definitely be back to KOA Oceanside! We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Towhee04

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $95.00
Overall Rating:      

This was the perfect campground for our family. We backed into a fairly level waterside spot with a breath-taking view. We were situated in a way that made us feel like we were all alone even though the spots are fairly close and not wooded. (I recommend 376 or 364 for feeling isolated and on the water.) They do a great job at angling spots to stagger the view from camper to camper. Check-in was friendly and efficient, a "show-me" cart took us right to our spot. Cheap firewood (and fresh eggs) were available immediately across the street. We utilized the camp's showers to save on having to use the honey wagon; they are small but clean. We did run out of hot water if lots of showers/laundry had been done. Laundry facilities were clean and in good order. My only complaint is the woman's bathroom is in the very back and very dark at night so take a flashlight. (I like that it's dark to see the night sky better; just felt more secure bringing a light.) This is a great location for exploring Acadia as well as Bar Harbor. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Motorhome.

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bgbassman

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $100.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful well kept park right on the water. Staff very friendly and helpful. Park WiFi worked pretty good, Verizon air card worked great in part of the park not very well in other parts. It can be a little tight getting around with a big rig but we had little trouble with our 37 foot fifth wheel. It's the most we ever paid for a campsite but we were right on the water with no one to our rear or side. This is our second time staying here and will likely return. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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cbshea02

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $76.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is Ok. Great ocean front sites, but they are way overpriced. Especially when there is no sewer, unless you are far away from the water. We will be looking for other island choices. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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JeffK

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $76.00
Overall Rating:      

Way overpriced, $76 for ocean view with electric and water only. No sewer or cable. Some better full hook up sites, but set way back with no view of the ocean. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Motorhome.

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sue james

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

The waterfront sites in this campground are spectacular. Things are tight but worth it because the views are very nice. The staff is outstanding, very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we were happy. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Motorhome.

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